Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox surely lived up to its comic counterpart. See what I think about it as a whole.
Yes a story centered around time travel, and as we all know unless handled correctly it spells disastrous for any hero no matter who it is. Surprisingly, though it may be debatable, this was not the case for Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. We have Flash as the focal point of this story as a changed event for Flash creates temporal ripples that were destructive enough to create a fractured, alternate reality where the Justice League never formed, and Superman is nowhere to be found. Just about everyone who he comes across is basically the opposite of heroes he knew before. For the best or for the worst though somewhat predictable.
If I might say, as predictable as their counterparts may be, I do find them miles ahead in appeal. It’s definitely an intense story, one which doesn’t pull any punches. In this world they are not only less humane, but the way they treat each other under these circumstances is shocking. To be more specific moments such as Batman almost killing Harley Quinn, Wonder Woman killing Steve Trevor, and Batman again breaking two of Berry’s fingers which looked very dis-configured afterwards. Funny enough Aquaman was even more badass, it was way out of character for him yet just as awesome to see him less tolerant of the surface world. The fight between him and Diana had to be the best part if I were to choose one.
On top of being intense it was as well emotional too. When Flash tried to recreate what gave him his powers, you could see what drove them to the paths they take in this world. If anything it seems more like a tragic tale of “What if” scenarios that are quite believable.
The one thing which stood out most I have to say is the voice acting. Normally it isn’t something I point out in animated films like this but it was very impressive. It actually felt like the real voices of some of the heroes.
In the end it has that cliche that most stories involving time travel possess, but that doesn’t stop it from being a thrilling experience as the heroes are thrown out of their element and into situations that you wouldn’t expect from them unless it was a different world such as this. It’s also a lot more entertaining just from being a story centered around Flash. Not always that you will get an animated movie such as this that is not Batman or Superman. Definitely one worth watching despite any mixed opinions on the storyline in the comics.